"So long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them"

Nevada National Guard
Family Pool Party & BBQ

August 29th was a great day for Reno Elks Lodge #597 and its Veterans Service Committee as they celebrated the 9th Annual Nevada National Guard Family Pool Party and BBQ. It was especially rewarding, as the recent Caldor & Dixie wildfires in the surrounding areas have caused many events/activities to be cancelled and/or postponed because of heavy smoke and poor air quality. A light breeze reduced the smoke and improved the air quality to make for a very enjoyable day, allowing for a highly successful event for families to enjoy. The attendance was less than prior years, but the joy and appreciation was was massively shown by the attending families. 

A "Certificate of Appreciation" was presented by Exalted Ruler Sean Brennan to the Guard's Family Readiness Program Manager with the Lodge's gratitude for their contribution to our community, state and country.

New Reno Lodge member Tom Pearcy, a member for less than 6 months, spearheaded the event & recruited 34 member volunteers to assist in supporting the event with serving of food and attending to all the Guard's needs. This truly brought the to life the BPOE tagline:
"A Good Elk is an Actve Elk".


Veterans Rock & Roll Concert
August 3, 2021


The Reno Lodge kicked off Reno's Annual "Hot August Nights" Celebration with classic cars, dinner in the Lodge & a Rock & Roll Concert in the parking lot by "Route 66...the Band" on August 3rd.  The Veterans Committee wish to give a heart-felt THANK YOU to two hardworking ladies, Ronda Shen & Diane Hyde-Toles, who put together a fantastic event that raised $1,677 for the Veterans Committee from over 150 people in attendance. Having fun reliving the Golden Age of Rock & Roll and being able to give to our veterans, made this event a huge success!